Burning Incense Sticks: 7 Benefits

1. Burning Incense, Big Stick or Small Stick: Let it Go.

The rituals of our life are everywhere. Ritual is an important part of living, even small rituals that may seem inconsequential. Whether you are burning incense with a giant stick or just managing to light a leftover nub from a forgotten incense bowl, the insignificance of offering a stick of incense is key. Burning incense doesn’t move you any closer to stated goals. It doesn’t seem to address your current concerns, whether it’s the relationship with your partner or global warming. Yet, offering—without expectation of something in return for your gesture—is training in generosity, the act of letting go.

2. The Best Incense Sparks Appreciation

It takes time to find incense that appeals to you. Japanese varieties can be delicate and floral. Tibetan incense evokes a warm, earthy quality. There are many subtle differences and endless varieties. In Asia, the right incense is understood to have medicinal benefits. You will burn the best incense for you. What do you like? Do you know? Another way of putting this: what makes you happy, or even better, content? By enjoying incense in the context of practice, you set a positive tone for your session. Sitting practice is about appealing to the part of you that is able to relax, slow down and appreciate. Cultivating appreciation is the discipline of meditation.

3. Burning Incense Connects you to the Elements

It is a small detail, but in order to burn, incense has to be lit. It requires fire to ignite and oxygen to burn. We need oxygen to breath and warmth to be comfortable. It is a truism to say that to survive, we need a relationship to our world, our elemental world, the world of our senses. By striking a match, lighting and enjoying a stick of incense, you have reignited a relationship with the world that sustains you.

4. Meditation Incense Brings you Back

When you sit down to practice, the smoke from your incense joins you. Some practitioners select the length of their incense sticks as a timer for their meditation session. Lost in thought, suddenly, the scent from a plume of incense wafting by brings you back to the moment. In this moment you can recall the intention behind your effort to practice meditation. This intention was expressed when you offered incense at the start of your session. Incense is a gentle reminder to return to your discipline.

5. Incense offers a Healing Truth

The incense stick begins at a full length and then grows shorter as it burns. There is no way to repair or retrieve a stick of incense from the ash left behind. At first, the scent permeates, soon the stick is gone and only a hint of the aroma lingers. Sometimes, before toppling off into the incense bowl, a delicate pillar of ash sits on top of the stick, like a memory of something gone by. When was it over? Recently? Long ago? Does it matter when? It’s hard to say. The smoke itself may rise slowly, like white ink from the stroke of an invisible brush. Or it may disperse quickly, chased by hidden currents of air.  The journey taken by the smoke from burning incense reminds us that all experience is fleeting. Understanding this truth is healing.

6. Incense Needs a Plan

In order to offer incense, you need incense, matches, an incense bowl. You need to gather these materials before your practice session. The same is true for meditation practice. You will need to gather your time, find a place, and set your intention, organizing your life to sustain the discipline of mindfulness. Your time and your space have value. They are the very commodities of existence and essential resources. Always in short supply, they can be squandered or not. Prepare well and your practice will go well.

7. Burning Incense joins Heaven and Earth

Smoke moves in space. And space extends everywhere. When you light incense you invoke space. You can do this by letting the smoke go where it wants. Who would try to tell smoke where to go? Smoke rises, finding its way to the sky. At the same time, the sky is a reminder of earth. Eventually, after enjoying its freedom, incense smoke will settle into dust and land on this earth. We can’t forget to enjoy spaciousness in our practice. Practice takes effort—fire—but it can be lighthearted. Meditation doesn’t have to be so serious. In mindfulness we care for and watch over our mind. But we can also trust ourselves enough to let the mind go where it will. It is natural to enjoy the spaciousness of sky. It is natural to settle on the earth.

Namaste!

Feng Shui 2013

2013 will be the year of the snake which starts on Lup Chun (Li Chun, 立春). Lup Chun is the first day of the spring. 2013 lup chun is at 00:31 on Feb. 4 2013, and 9 flying stars will relocate their locations from this day (Lup Chun). In order to bring wealth, prosperity and good health into your house(office) , you can start to re-arrange your feng shui products such as your crystal Formation to remedy the inauspicious energy and enhance the propitious Chi after this time.

Wealth Crystal Bowl

The following chart is the map of 2013 flying stars. It serves as the feng shui guide to arrange your home or office for 2013 year of the snake. The chart of the flying stars 2012 will be back to original position in the Bagua (Lo Shui Square). Therefore the energy of each star will be stronger than other times since they will be supported directly by their power source. The map divides the house (office) into 9 grids. South is on the top, North is on the bottom, East is on the left and West is on the right side of the map (It is the opposite of the regular map). This map tells you where a specific flying star will locate. You can use compass to find all the locations, and to arrange your home or office thus. For example, South part of your home or house will be auspicious flying star #9.

Flying Star Chart

In order to make your feng shui home or feng shui office, you need to know what the numbers in this chart of flying stars stand for and in which corner of your house/office they occupy. Details of flying stars 2013 are as followings:

1. East of the House:
East position of the house will be occupied by flying star #3 in 2013. Flying star #3, which is one of the inauspicious stars, causes arguments, damage, lawsuit, etc trouble. Furthermore, deadly bad star 3-killngs locates in East, too.

East in original Babua belongs to Zhen Gua, which represents the eldest son and males between ages 30 to 45 years old, or the Chinese zodiac Rabbit. Hence, the eldest son, males between ages 30 to 45 years old, or people who are Chinese Zodiac Rabbit might have higher chance to encounter the disagreement, quarrels and lawsuits in life. People whose main door is located in East should also pay extra attention to the forthcoming unfavorable energy.

Feng Shui Tips: Since #3 belongs to Wood element, we need to hang or display more red items in this area to dissolve this inauspicious star’s wood energy. Feng Shui Fire Ball, or Magic Wheel with Flaming Sword, or Ksitigarbha Fireball for Displaying , or Magic Fire Wheel with Metal Base are best fegn shui cures to lower this flying star #3 in this region. For people who have zodiac rabbit sign, it is better to carry one Ksitigarbha Fireball with you.

Crystal Tips: Place Fire Elements Crystals in this area will be beneficial. Crystals such as  Citrine or Clear Quartz are great.

As far as 3 Killings, keep away from this region – don’t do any construction and keep this area calm. In addition, don’t sit in this area for too long. The 3 Celestial Guardian Plaque or the 3 Chi Lin Charm for 3 Killings in East is the best feng shui cure to 3 killings. It is recommended to carry one Three Celestial Guardians Amulet Plaque with you if you sit in East location for a long time.

2. SouthWest of the House:
Flying Star #2 will fly to SouthWest position in 2013. Flying star #2 is known as the sickness inauspicious flying star that brings illness, disease, etc health problems.

SW in the original bagua represents the mother, female household, female over 45 years old, Chinese zodiac Sheep and zodiac Monkey. Therefore, flying star #2 will affect mostly to people who are in this category and the people whose main doors locates in SW of their house.

Feng Shui Tips: 2 Black belongs to Earth Element and it will be strong in 2013 since SW belongs to Earth element too. If your business door or office door locates in SW, pay attention to the health problems in 2013, especially the stomach illnesses, appendix problems, beriberi, back pain skin disease and etc problems. Hanging the 6-rod wind chime in SouthWest can dissolve some illness chi. In addition, one Brass Wu Lou in this location can help a lot since wu lou is one of the best cures to decrease sickness chi.

For those who were mothers, female households, female over 45 years old, and born in the year of zodiac Sheep, carrying one wu lou amulet with them all the time is recommended.

Crystal Tips: Place Metal Elements crystals in this area. Crystals such as Pyrite is good.

2013 is the year of the snake that will side offend the Chinese zodiac monkey. Therefore those people who were born in the year of zodiac Monkey will be affected a lot by this sickness star and it is necessary to carry one Grand Duke Appeaser Amulet and one Golden Medicine Buddha Script Amulet , which are able to ease the energy of discord that causes by Taisui star.

3. West of the House:
Besides two unfavorable locations East and Southwest, we need to watch out West corner too. West position of the house will be the region that the disaster flying star #7 locates. Flying star #7 is an ominous star that causes fighting, robbery, stealing, accidence, etc problems.

West in original bagua is Dui Gua that represents youngest female, or the third daughter or females under 15 years old, or zodiac rooster, etc. People who are zodiac Rooster or whose main doors locate in West should pay extra attention to the forthcoming unfavorable energy. Avoid arguing with others and patience will prevent you from being involved in further entanglements. Accidents and unexpected things will be easily happened since West also belongs to side of legendary White Tiger, which is the in command of killing energy of four seasons. Furthermore, some unexpected things may disturb your life of harmony.

This inauspicious flying star also represents stealing and losing. It may sound untenable to have the property lost all of a sudden. Nonetheless, the most common case is, according to our experience, that we may lose value in our stock market or housing market. Therefore, investing will be very careful. The star will always find certain way to release its energy.

Feng Shui Tips: Since both flying star #7 and West region both belong to Metal Element, the bad effects caused by this unfavorable star will be double and appear in a more manifest way in 2013, especially for those whose main door locates in the west. Display one Blue Rhino and Elephant with Water Urn or Water Fountain with Blue Rhino and Elephant in the west corner is the best feng shui remedy to this unfortunate star. For people who are zodiac Rooster, it is better to carry one Blue Rhino and Elephant Amulet with you.

Crystal Tips: Place Water elements crystals in this area. Crystal such as Blue Aventurine, Blue Agate, Lapis Lazuli are great enhancers for this area. 

4. South of the House:
South welcomes the auspicious flying star #9. #9 is the delighted star that signifies delight events, such as promotion, marriage and new start of enterprise, marriage and giving birth of new baby. South is Li Gua, which represents the middle-aged female, or the second daughter or females between 16 and 30 years old, or zodiac Horse, etc. As a result, people who were born in the zodiac sign of Horse, middle-aged female, or the second daughter or females between 16 and 30 years old, or have main door located in the south will benefit from promising energy of #9.

Feng Shui Tips: In order to booster this good energy, you can display one Horse Carrying Flaming Jewel of Victory since South, horse, red and #9 all belong to Fire element. Besides this, hanging one red scroll in this area can also activate the auspicious fire element.

Crystal Tip: Place Earth Elements Crystal in this area will be great.

5. North of the House:
Flying Star #1 will be locating in North position in 2013. Flying Star #1 is the promising flying star that brings bright prospect to further education, official ranking, prosperity and relationship. It can also help your business grow and career advance.

North in the original bagua symbolizes the second son, zodiac Rat, or the male between 15 and 30 years old. As a result, people who were born in the zodiac sign rat, second son, or the male between 15 and 30 years old might take advantage of this auspicious star.

If the main door of your house or office locates in North, you will benefit from this star in the coming year, especially for those people who are in the preceding categories that we mention.

Feng shui tips: Both of the Flying star #1 and North belong to Water element. Thus this auspicious star will be very strong this year. In order to usher the favorable energy that #1 will bring in, you need to activate this location by displaying one water fountain to boost its water element. One golden bar or Brass Ingots (metal produces water) will enhance its wealthy energy.

Crystal Tip: Place Wood Elements Crystal in this area will be great.

6. Northeast of the House:
The wealth star #8 will change to NE position in 2013. This auspicious star will bring you career luck and prosperity. If your main door locates in Northeast, you will have extra income in 2013. In the original Ba gua, Northeast belongs to Gen Gua that signifies the third son or the youngest son, or zodiac Ox or zodiac Tiger. Therefore flying star #8 will be a great benefit to those people whose main doors locate in NE, or people who are the in the categories of the third son, or the youngest son, or zodiac Ox or zodiac Tiger.

Feng Shui Tips: Since flying star #8 belongs to Earth element, you can use Money Tree with Crystal Base. Or you can use 8 Water Feature plus 8-coin charm to activate flying star #8. Those who were born in the year of the Ox or Tiger can carry the Rich Amulet with Red Tassel to increase more money luck.

Crystal Tip: Place Metal Elements Crystal in this area will be great.

7. Southeast of the House:
Flying Star #4 will fly to Southeast position in 2013. Flying star #4, which is the education star, is in charge of literary, exam, inspiration and recognition.

Southeast in original Bagua belongs to Xun Gua, which implies the eldest daughter, widow, female between ages 30 to 45 years old, and the Chinese zodiac dragon and snake. Therefore, people who are in these categories will have obvious advance in their education or improvement of learning experiences. For those whose main doors are in the Southeast side, their houses will also obtain good blessing energy from auspicious star.

Tai Sui (Grand Duke), nonetheless, would be in command of this region as well. To maximize the harmonious chi and ease the conflict, we need to cater Tai Sui instead of offending it. Avoid any new constructions in this location and keep this location quiet.

Feng Shui Tips: In order to booster this education star, display Wen Chang Pagoda or hang Wen Chang Education Amulet in this location. For zodiac Snake or Pig, or eldest daughter, widow, female between ages 30 to 45 years old, it is recommended to carry Grand Duke Appeaser Amulet or Tai Sui Amulet. In addition, display one Feng Shui Pi Yao in SE to favor the energy of Tai Sui. If your main door is falling in this location, it is also necessary to display one Tai Sui Plaque in this area.

8. NorthWest of the House:
Flying star #6 will control Northwest in 2013. Flying star #6 is the heaven star that is for career successful. Since it just moves out from the center, anything related to jobs will be much better than 2012.

NW region is Qian Gua in original Bagua whilst Qian Gua represents father, male household, males over 45 years old, Chinese zodiac Dog or zodiac Pig. Consequently these groups of people and people whose main doors locate in NW will benefit from this flying star.

However NW is the opposite side of where the Tai Sui locates. It means that one bad afflicting star Sui Po is in NW. In order not to offense to its energy, avoid any new constructions and keep this area calm.

Feng Shui Tips: The effective way to activate flying star #6 is to display the feng shui enhancers – 6 Metal Emperor Smooth Coins, or 6 Big Metal Emperor Smooth Coins or Set of 6 Heaven Prosperity Coins in this corner.

9. Center of the House:
Flying Star #5 will be in the center of the house or office in 2013. As the most deadly star, #5 will bring all kinds of bad luck, disasters, wealth loss and sickness.

Since flying star #5 possesses the most ominous energy, its destructive effects can’t be underestimated. It is better to keep its effects down before the disasters take place. Don’t put water fountain or something that can bring about active energy in this location. Avoid TV set or big red items, too. One 5 Element Pagoda or 5 Element Pagoda with Tree of Life is the most powerful traditional feng shui antidote to cure flying star #5 in Feng Shui. If there is no room for displaying 5 element pagoda, you can hang one Double 5 Element Pagoda Keychain with Tree of Life in the center.

Overall of feng shui tips 2013:
In 2013 year of the snake, we need to pay special attention to East, SW and West of your house. Flying stars in these three regions will bring sickness, argument and loss of wealth. It is very important to display some feng shui cures and/or crystals in these 3 locations. South, North and NE are three good locations where you need to activate the good energy. Keep yourselves away from the places where the ominous stars locate and stay longer in the auspicious regions. Displaying something that creates motion (such as water fountain in North and in NE) is highly recommended. Finally keep SE, NW and center calm and peaceful. Don’t do any new construction in these 3 locations. 2013 year of the snake will be better than 2012 – at least less turmoil, fighting and conflict in the world.

Crystal Formations

Natural rock crystals are one of the best feng shui cures for any home or office. Crystals come in many forms, and some of them, such as the geodes, generators or clusters, truly resemble a work of art. This makes it easier to decorate with crystals when other feng shui cures do not seem acceptable for a specific space. 

Last month, i was requested by my client to create Crystal Formations for new office opening. These formations are to be placed in the high management executives’ office desks.  (See the photo above)

I have created these crystal formations based on the Considerations of creating a crystal formation and its matrices. You can read more from my previous blog – How Crystal Formations are created?

Because crystals bring strong Earth feng shui element energy into any space, it is best to place them in bagua areas that are either governed, or strengthened by the Earth element. For good feng shui, place your crystal cluster in one of these areas:

  • Center
  • Northeast
  • Northwest
  • West
  • Southwest

It is best to avoid placing your cluster – unless it is really small – in the North bagua area.

If you are interested to get your own crystals formation, please contact us at kathgoh@gmail.com

Mantras to the 21 Taras

Sound Is Power
I firmly believe that the sound of Mantra can lift the believer towards the higher self. These sound elements of Sanskrit language are permanent entities and are of everlasting significance. In the recitation of Sanskrit Mantras the sound is very important, for it can bring transformation in you while leading you to power and strength.

Healing by Mantropathy
The chanting of Om in Transcendental Meditation has now received widespread recognition. Mantras can be used to treat tension and many other difficult diseases that are yet to come. Mantra can also clear negative energies in a space.

Keep the Faith!
It is important to have complete faith in the recitation of Mantras. It is primarily through faith – aided by strong will – that one achieves one’s goals. A sound body and calm mind are essential for the chanter of Mantras. Once you are free from all worries and have achieved stability in mind and body, you will derive maximum benefit through the recitation of Mantras. You must have a definite object in view and a strong will power to obtain the desired objective, and then direct that will to achieve the goal.

Below repost from http://www.chantamantra.com/index.php/mantra/10-mantras-to-the-21-taras

Recite each mantra three times preceded by

OM TARE TUTTARE TURE …then the mantras as follow:

1. WASHEN KURU SOHA
2. SHANTING KURU SOHA
3. PUSHTING KURU SOHA
4. AYUR JANA HRI DRUM SOHA
5. AKAR SHAY HRI SOHA
6. SAWA TUGUTE TSULU SOHA
7. BADA BOTONG WARANAYA CHO SOHA
8. AHMO KASHA THAM MARAYA HUM PE SOHA
9. NOPA SABA RAKYA PEM SOHA
10. SABAR MARA PAME DAYA HUM PEH SOHA
11. BASUDARI SOHA
12. NAKLAM PUSHTING KURU SOHA
13. PORTAYA BAMI KURU SOHA
14. BANZA MAHA PATAYA BAHMI KURU SOHA
15. SARWA PAH BUM THATA GANA YE SOHA
16. SARWA DHARMA PATE SHODAYA SOHA
17. SARWA TAMBAH NETE RAY SOHA
18. NAGA BIKA SHANTING KURU SOHA
19. MUDZA NAYA SOHA
20. BIZ ARAY SOHA
21. SAWA SIDDHI SOHA

With Love & Light,

Katherine Goh

Flying Stars for Year 2012

Prosperous Stars ( #1, #6, #8, #9 )

Locate these corners with prosperous stars and activate them correctly to harness the beneficial Qi. It is advisable to place crystals activating wealth and luck energies in this sector. Generally, your crystal formations would be advise to be place at this sector.

5 Yellow Star ( #5 )

5 Yellow, a misfortune star has arrived in the Southeast Sector for year 2012. It is one of the most dangerous star that indicates accidents, illness and just bad luck all round. Do not attempt any groundbreaking, renovation or drilling at this sector as you will disturb the 5 yellow. An auspicious time and date selection must be given to perform these activities. Do not sleep at this sector too. My suggestion is to place the 5 elements crystals and 5 elements oracle cards to remedy this sector. If your main door is at the Southeast sector, you will need to weaken its negative qi with Metal Cure. Using metal elements crystals will help to mitigate the negative energy.

P/s: If annual 5 is located at your Door or House Sitting location, do not attempt any groundbreaking or Moving-In.

2 Sickness Star ( #2 )
2 Sickness Star, a misfortune star has arrived in the North Sector for year 2012. It is a dangerous star that indicates accidents, illness and lost of wealth. Do not sleep at this sector too. Do not attempt any groundbreaking, renovation or drilling in this sector. An auspicious time and date selection must be given to perform these activities. If your main door is located at the North Sector, metal cure remedy is needed to weaken its energy. Using metal elements crystals will help to mitigate the negative energy. Alternately, you can activate natal #6 star to counter the #2 star.

3 Conflict or Quarrelsome Star ( #3 )
An inauspicious quarrelsome star is located at Southwest Sector this year; it brings about gossip, dispute and bad human relationships. You may wish to place a Standing Lamp that represents fire to weaken its negative strength. Alternatively, you can place fire element crystals to mitigate the negative energy in this sector.

Three Killing (San Sha)
Three Killing occupies 90 degree of a compass reading ( 5 1/2 mountains ) in the South Sector. Without proper time given, do not attempt any groundbreaking in this area as it can bring misfortunes like financial loss, injury and sickness.

Grand Duke Jupiter ( Tai Sui )
Grand duke, that occupies 15 degree of the Southeast sector ( SE1 ) should not be disturbed at any cost. It will experience defeat, obstacles and loss if you confront it with activites like groundbreaking.

Age Break ( Sui Po )
Age Break occupies 15 degree of Northwest sector ( Opposite Grand duke Jupiter ). Do not attempt any groundbreaking.

Hope that all of you will have a great year ahead in 2012. All the best….

With Love & Light,

Katherine Goh

How Crystal Formations are created?

Natural rock crystals are one of the best feng shui cures for any home or office. Crystals come in many forms, and some of them, such as the geodes, generators or clusters, truly resemble a work of art. This makes it easier to decorate with crystals when other feng shui cures do not seem acceptable for a specific space.

Crystal Formations should be created based on the understanding of one’s Four Pillars of destiny. You only want crystals that you need to be inside your crystal formations. Crystals that are chosen for each formations are based on the understanding of the considerations listed below.

Each crystal has its own vibrations(energy),colors,classifications and elements. Careful considerations of what crystals are required for each formation is utmost importance.

Below are the Considerations of creating a crystal formation and its matrices.

Four Pillars of Destiny

Four Pillars of Destiny is a Chinese and Japanese conceptual term that describes the four components creating a person’s destiny or fate. The four components within the moment of birth are year, month, day, and hour. The four pillars is used alongside fortune-telling practices such as Zǐ wēi dòu shù within the realm of Chinese Astrology. (Extracted from wikipedia)

Elemental Energies

Using Elemental Feng Shui, we become aware of the innate energy patterns in our homes and offices and take steps to alter that energy so that it promotes good health, secure finances, and happy relationships.Katherine’s approach to Feng Shui is as both an art and a science. As a science, Feng Shui concerns the interaction of the natural and man-made environments. In calculating the full effects of that interaction, she combines careful observation with strict adherence to the standard rules of the method involved. As an art, she makes use of enhancements and countermeasures based on creative application of her understanding of the Five Elements.

Type of Crystal Energy

  • Seeker and Simplifier
  • Enhancer and Arranger
  • Guardian and Dreamholder
  • Barrier
  • Dispeller and Restorer
  • Attractor
Color Ray Influence

The human mind resonates to the vibrations of the natural colors. We find meaning because our very existence is tied to this planet. The cycle of life is associated with the cycle of color.The colors have the same meaning and influence on our crystal formations. For eg. the green rays of spring, as life begins, help us with new undertakings, the gold rays of high summer give us courage, the reds of autumn give us strength and the cool violets and indigo rays of the waning year offer us inner vision and wisdom. This is powerful because colours allows us to use the colour rays of influence to fashion our crystals formation that will connect us to the natural world and the Life Force of the planet Earth.

Classes of Minerals (Crystals)

Class I – The Purifers

Class II – The Mirrors

Class III – Brighterners

Class IV – Transformers

Class V – Builders

Class VI – The Solidifiers

Class VII – Buffer

Class VIII-1 – THe Strengtheners (Resistors)

Class VIII-2 – Unifier

Class VIII-3 -Energisers

Class VIII-4 – The Harmonisers

Class VIII-5 – Bonder

Class VIII-6 – The Filters

Placement of Crystals Formation

Because crystals bring strong Earth feng shui element energy into any space, it is best to place them in bagua areas that are either governed, or strengthened by the Earth element.

Various auspicious and inauspicious flying stars position themselves randomly in different directions each year, and that is why the auspice and inauspicious of our crystal formations in different directions changes each year.

Cleansing of our crystals

Crystals come from within Mother earth. They are alive and intelligent, having the intelligence of nature within every cell of their beings. They are mined either by hand, machine, but grow in the earth and are removed from the earth to be used for many different purposes.

It’s important to remember that gems and crystals are alive. To remain alive and energized once removed from within Mother Earth, gems, crystals, and objects made from elements taken from the earth, need to be cleansed and energized on a regular basis.

 Method of cleansing our crystals

These are some of my favorite and effective cleansing methods

Smudging

A popular method of cleansing crystals is by ‘Smudging’. This involves burning either Smudge Sticks or Incense Sticks and going in clockwise directions (to you) to cleanse the stored energies. Several types of incense are specifically recommended for this because, when burned, they release certain elements into the air via the smoke which can effectively remove bad and built-up energies. The following incense sticks are particularly recommended for effective smudging: Sandalwood or Frankincense (more powerful) and Dragonblood (most powerful).

Running Water

If you live where you have access to good clear well water that is guaranteed to be free of chemicals, or running water from a creek or river that you know is not polluted, place your crystals and gems in a small container, and let the water run over them, preferably for at least two hours. This will cleanse and re-energize your gems and crystals. Please do not use tap water, since it is full of chemicals. I will include pomelo or lime leaves when i use this method. Be careful though because certain stones will actually dissolve in water, e.g. Red Selenite.

Salt Water

I use dry Himalayan sea salt in a small container and bury the stone for between 7 – 24 hours. Don’t use salt water as prolonged submergence can damage softer stones. If the crystals are very negative, i will also mixed with black salt to remove its negativity.

Programmed Candle

Hold over the heat of a “programmed”candle in the same manner. Do not place it directly in the flame because extreme heat can change the color of some of the crystals. For instance, Dessert Rose

Sound

The vibrations of a pure sound can energetically clean a stone. Use a singing bowl.

If you are interested to get your own crystals formation, please contact us at kathgoh@gmail.com

Incense Appeasement

To dissolve obstacles and blockages

The tradition of burning incense and mountain herbs to cleanse energy within a space date back many centuries. Incense burning uses both the magical elements of fire and air to purify a living space and dissolve bad energy. Incense burning becomes a powerful ritual to remove obstacles in daily life, when it is done with special invocations for the purpose of appeasing local landlords, wandering spirits and hungry spirits. 

Benefits of incense offering:-

  • Purifies and cleanses the energy of a living space
  • Overcomes everyday obstacles that hinder your success
  • Dissolves quarrelsome energy
  • Dissipates energy that causes illness

How to perform incense offering

  1. Light up sandalwood or Frankincense incense. These incenses are very good for purification.
  2. Holding to your incense sticks or burner, walk around your rooms and compound of your house three times in a clockwise direction. As you are walking, recite this special invocation at least 21 times.

    NAMAH SARVA TATHAGATHA AVALOKITE 

    OM SAMBHARA SAMBHARA HUNG

  3. When you finished walking through your entire home, think silently to yourself:

“I dedicate this incense offering between the members of my family, and to our harmonious relationships with outsiders so that we may all experience continued good health and happiness”

Hope everyone have peace and harmonious energies revolving within….

Namaste.

If you are interested in getting any incense, please drop us an email at kathgoh@gmail.com. We are in the middle of creating a page in this site where you can purchase your incense from your finger-tips. Meantime, please bear with us by emailing us your requirements.

Space Clearing – Singing Bowl

As the New Year begins, most people would want to ensure their home, work and personal space are cleared of cluttered energies. Space clearing is the feng shui art of clearing and revitalizing energies in our space. It’s as essential to the energy maintenance of a place as physical cleaning is to the physical maintenance.

This residual energy has a definite effect on the people living or working there, whether they are aware of it or not.

This psychic “dust” must be cleansed somehow, just as we clean our houses of physical dust. In one form or another, space clearing has been practiced down the ages in many different cultures.

Regular space clearing helps clear away negative or stale energy from a living space. Space clearing can be done inside your home, office, or outside in your garden compound. A very effective method of space clearing is to use the Singing Bowl. This is particularly useful for revitalizing tired or heavy energy.

The Singing Bowl method of space clearing uses the clear and sharp sound of metal to refresh energy in a space. It is also very powerful in reducing harmful fengshui afflictions caused by the monthly Five Yellow.

I’ll be teaching a series of workshops this year, bookings are already arriving from Australia and the rest of the Asia, with many people taking the opportunity to combine a workshop trip with exploring the surrounding countryside too. Some of the events, we will include meditations and walks. Hope to see you then!

Singapore, Bali  & Lombok, Indonesia, Phuket, Thailand and Australia events – One Day Workshop

N/A for 2018: Clear Your Clutter & Reclaim Your Life
June 2018: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life
Dec 2018:  Clutter Clearing with Singing Bowl and Oracle Deck

Information about all events are coming up. Stay Tuned.